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World's End (2010)

Downstream (original title)
The future of America, when the world runs out of oil.

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Cast

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Wes Keller
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Sara
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Tobias
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Meat Vendor
Frederick Bartholomew ...
Lugosi
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Janice
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Tabitha
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Mrs. Keller
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Dr. Keller
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Senator Graham
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Young Wes
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Sam
Joseph Whipp ...
Hungry Joe
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Wes Keller is a young man living in a world where oil has collapsed, the food supply has been wiped out, and cancer rates for women have skyrocketed, depleting the female population. In a barbaric environment where bio fuel, batteries, bullets and people are currency and marauders roam free, Wes tries to escape to a mythical world run on cold fusion "Plutopia", a place that may only exist in the mind. THE BILL IS DUE. 'Downstream' is a view of the not so distant future. We follow a young man (everyone's son) as he pays the price for society's decadence. Written by Phil Y Kim

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oil | post apocalypse | desert | See All (3) »

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Every action has a downstream effect. See more »

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24 February 2010 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Cinematographer Brayton Austin is a past winner of the Prestigious CLIO award. See more »

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Faded Beauty Queen
Performed by Cydney Robinson & Tree Adams
Written by © Tree Adams (BMI) & Cydney Robinson (BMI)
New Dog Old Trix Publishing (BMI) & Cydney Robinson Publishing (BMI)
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Back to Italin post-nuke!
15 January 2011 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Since I've made low-budget films myself, I first must say that I am impressed by what Simone put together with Philip Kim's script.

It's a professional product and very nice production value throughout. Especially some of the car-scenes had some complicated and really nice filming. I enjoyed the editing with the German-like experimental split-screen - especially since it was mostly used to tell two sides of the same scene.

Of course, we have seen most of this before. Especially in the MAD MAX-films, of course, but mostly, this film resembles A BOY AND HIS DOG (1975) and there's also a lot of nods to Enzo Castellari's incredible Italian Mad Max-rip off I NUOVI BARBARI (1982).

Downstream IS very Italian. If you haven't seen any of the Italian post-nuke films, then you're missing out on a lot of the films inspiration.

Mostly, I thought this was well-made and for the low budget these people worked with, they created a nice film that works. Sadly, the ending is a bit slow.

Otherwise, the fights and car-action was very good. It reminds me a lot of Marshall's DOOMSDAY (2008), of course - but do remember that that film had a $30M budget and this only a $1M! So if you like the casual Italian post-apocalypse thing, then this is for you.


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